Alaska Flower Delivery

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  • the event of giving birth; "she had a difficult delivery"
  • The action of delivering letters, packages, or ordered goods
  • An item or items delivered on a particular occasion
  • the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news"
  • A regular or scheduled occasion for this
  • manner of speaking: your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
  • The largest state in the US, in northwestern North America, with coasts on the Arctic and North Pacific oceans and on the Bering Sea, separated from the contiguous 48 US states by Canada; pop. 626,932; capital, Juneau; statehood: Jan. 3, 1959 (49). The territory was purchased from Russia in 1867. After oil was discovered in 1968, a pipeline was completed in 1977 to carry the oil from the North Slope to Valdez
  • a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union; "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"
  • (alaskan) a native or resident of Alaska
  • (alaskan) relating to or characteristic of the state or people of Alaska
  • Induce (a plant) to produce flowers
  • a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
  • Be in or reach an optimum stage of development; develop fully and richly
  • reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
  • (of a plant) Produce flowers; bloom
  • bloom: produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
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Japanese Knotweed
Japanese Knotweed
The point of this photo is not my trolley ... that was just an excuse for taking a photo of this garden, which is totally over-run with Japanese Knotweed, a notifiable weed. I'm awfully glad I don't live next door ... From Wikipedia - Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica, syn. Polygonum cuspidatum, Reynoutria japonica) is a large, herbaceous perennial plant, native to eastern Asia in Japan, China and Korea. In North America and Europe the species is very successful and has been classified as invasive in several countries. A member of the family Polygonaceae, Japanese knotweed has hollow stems with distinct raised nodes that give it the appearance of bamboo, though it is not closely related. While stems may reach a maximum height of 3–4 m each growing season, it is typical to see much smaller plants in places where they sprout through cracks in the pavement or are repeatedly cut down. The leaves are broad oval with a truncated base, 7–14 cm long and 5–12 cm broad, with an entire margin. The flowers are small, creamy white, produced in erect racemes 6–15 cm long in late summer and early autumn. Closely related species include giant knotweed (Fallopia sachalinensis, syn. Polygonum sachalinense) and Russian vine (Fallopia baldschuanica, syn. Polygonum aubertii, Polygonum baldschuanicum). Other English names for Japanese knotweed include fleeceflower, Himalayan fleece vine, monkeyweed, Huzhang (Chinese: pinyin: Huzhang), Hancock's curse, elephant ears, pea shooters, donkey rhubarb (although it is not a rhubarb), sally rhubarb, Japanese bamboo, American bamboo, and Mexican bamboo (though it is not a bamboo). There are also regional names, and it is sometimes confused with sorrel. In Japanese, the name is itadori. Japanese Knotweed is a commercial source of resveratrol supplements. Hu Zhang root extract is a traditional Chinese medicinal treatment. Invasive species Old stems remain in place as new growth appearsIn the U.S.A. and Europe, Japanese knotweed is widely considered an invasive species or weed. It is listed by the World Conservation Union as one of the world's 100 worst invasive species. The invasive root system and strong growth can damage foundations, buildings, flood defences, roads, paving, retaining walls and architectural sites. It can also reduce the capacity of channels in flood defences to carry water. It is a frequent colonizer of temperate riparian ecosystems, roadsides and waste places. It forms thick, dense colonies that completely crowd out any other herbaceous species and is now considered one of the worst invasive exotics in parts of the eastern United States. The success of the species has been partially attributed to its tolerance of a very wide range of soil types, pH and salinity. Its rhizomes can survive temperatures of ?35 °C (?31 °F) and can extend 7 metres (23 ft) horizontally and 3 metres (9.8 ft) deep, making removal by excavation extremely difficult. The plant is also resilient to cutting, vigorously re-sprouting from the roots. The most effective method of control is by herbicide application close to the flowering stage in late summer or autumn. In some cases it is possible to eradicate Japanese knotweed in one growing season using only herbicides. Trials in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) of British Columbia using sea water sprayed on the foliage have demonstrated promising results, which may prove to be a viable option for eradication where concerns over herbicide application are too great. It can be found in 39 of the 50 United States and in six provinces in Canada. It is listed as an invasive weed in Ohio, Vermont, Virginia, New York, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Washington state. The species is also common in Europe. In the UK it was made illegal to spread Japanese knotweed by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. It is also classed as "controlled waste" in Britain under part 2 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. This requires disposal at licensed landfill sites. Two biological pest control agents that show promise in the control of the plant are the psyllid Aphalara itadori and a leaf spot fungus from genus Mycosphaerella. Uses Japanese knotweed flowers are valued by some beekeepers as an important source of nectar for honeybees, at a time of year when little else is flowering. Japanese knotweed yields a monofloral honey, usually called bamboo honey by northeastern U.S. beekeepers, like a mild-flavored version of buckwheat honey (a related plant also in the Polygonaceae). The young stems are edible as a spring vegetable, with a flavor similar to mild rhubarb. In some locations, semi-cultivating Japanese knotweed for food has been used as a means of controlling knotweed populations that invade sensitive wetland areas and drive out the native vegetation. Some caution should be exercised when consuming this plant because it contains oxalic acid, which may aggravate conditions such as rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or h
Delivery man :P
Delivery man :P
This isn't me or anyone i know... i was just desperate to find a delivery man to photograph :P
15. a delivery person (msh0306-15 and msh0306)

alaska flower delivery
alaska flower delivery
Alaska: A Photographic Excursion
Alaska: A Photographic Excursion, photographed and published by Mark Kelley, won the 2008 National Benjamin Franklin award and gold seal as one of the best books published in the USA in 2007! An exerpt from the book: Alaska truly lives up to its billing as the Great Land, a landscape so vast and varied that it seems beyond the scale of human comprehension. Superimposed on a map of the lower 48, this largest of all states stretches from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Jose, California ... mountain ranges, forests, ice fields, tundra plains, lakes and rivers rolling off to an infinite horizon. Alaska's total coastline (including its thousands of islands) is enough to circle the globe one and a quarter times. After spending a combined six decades here, Mark and I have figured one thing out: we're never going to be able to show it all. ~ Nick Jans